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Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses

Christmas Trees

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses

Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

119,700

USD

Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses

1860 - 1961

Christmas Trees


signed MOSES.© (lower right); also dated April 29, 1955, numbered 1678 and titled The Christmas Trees on an original Grandma Moses label affixed to the reverse (copyright reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, New York)

tempera and glitter on Masonite

18 by 24 inches

(45.7 by 61 cm)

Painted in 1955.

There is minor staining and frame abrasion with some associated losses along the edges. The work is slightly dirty. Under UV: Although some pigments fluoresce, they appear to be the artist's original work.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

The artist
Galerie St. Etienne, New York
Hammer Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1970
Otto Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, no. 1189, pp. 209, 315, illustrated
New York, IBM Gallery, A Tribute to Grandma Moses, November-December 1955, no. 42
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Grandma Moses: Memorial Exhibition, November-December 1962, no. 42
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Grandma Moses, January 1990
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum; Osaka, Japan, Daimaru Museum; Kyoto, Japan, Daimaru Museum; Funabashi, Japan, Funabashi Art Forum; Yokohama, Japan, Takashimaya Museum, Grandma Moses: In Commemoration of the 130th Anniversary of Birth, July-November 1990, no. 53